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Channel-Port aux Basques

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Channel-Port aux Basques in 2005.

Channel-Port aux Basques is a town in Newfoundland. As of 2021, 3,547 people live there.[1]

History[change | change source]

Channel-Port aux Basques was made by people from the Channel Islands in the 1700s. The words "Port aux Basques" refers to the town being a port that Basque people from France and Spain liked to dock at.

French fishermen stayed in the town after the Treaty of Utrecht. As of 2022, the town is made of multiple small fishing villages. In 1964, the village of Mouse Island joined Channel-Port aux Basques.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Historical Statistics of Newfoundland and Labrador, Vol. 2, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1998, table A-9.